New Orleans Pelicans: Inside the box scores for Pelicans vs. Thunder
Summer League numbers are often wonky so you can’t take too much from them, but I like to look at trends as they relate to the Pelicans’ strengths and weaknesses from last season.
The Pels had 19 turnovers against OKC, which is not good, and has been a problem that has plagued them for a few seasons. But 10 of them came from two guys, one which (Anzejs Pasecniks) won’t even be on the team when the games are real.
For the most part the Pelicans have taken care of the ball well in their first two games, so I won’t look too deeply into Summer League turnovers, as these guys just met each other and the games are going to be sloppy.
The New Orleans Pelicans had 10 steals and 7 blocks to make up for it, which was nice, as steals and blocks lead to easy points. I can’t wait to see some of these guys flying around in a bench unit with Zion. I think it’s safe to say that Willie Green is not going to play the same methodical style and that this team is going to be a lot more fun to watch.
The Pelicans made 38 percent of their 3-point shots as as team but only shot 21 of them, numbers that we will be revisiting a lot as the season progresses.